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Overcoming the Foe: The Plateau

Brandon Drenon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Maintaining optimal health and fitness is a life-long journey. Adding variety to your workouts will provide mental stimulation and keep the workouts fun. More importantly, in regards to fitness plateaus, the varying physical stimulation will produce tangible results as the body is forced to adapt.

Strength Training Moves For a Full-Body Makeover

The Active Times | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Ready for a total-body workout? Here are nine strength-training moves you can use in one workout to get started.

The Best Bike Rides For Fall

The Active Times | Posted 10.16.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Fall cycling is the most enjoyable time to ride; add some vivid colors of leaves falling in your path and it's like pedaling through a dream.

5 Steps to Help You Lose the 'Parenting Pound'

Chris Cate | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

For your physical and mental health, it's always best to associate your children as the antidote to weight gain and not the reason. So with that in mind, consider this 5-step five step plan babies and toddlers use to help you lose the parenting pound, or at least keep it down to a pound.

How I Benefited From A Summer Of Walks With Coworkers I Didn't Know

Shelley Emling | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

It's lunchtime on any given weekday. Look around. Do you see your coworkers? Most likely they are sitting at their desks, frantically trying to meet another deadline while scarfing down forkfuls of salad. Just like you. And most of the time, just like me as well. But over the summer things changed.

The Best Workouts To Do When You're Too Tired To Work Out

Posted 10.16.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Even though the only exercise you feel like doing is a microwave-to-couch roll, the right physical activity could give your energy ...

5 Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workouts

SELF | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Hate the dreadmill? These high-intensity interval routines will challenge your body and your brain, boosting your fitness level as the minutes fly by.

The New Girls' Night Out For Older Women

Rachel Adelson | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Last night, the instructor of my women's weightlifting class -- let's call her Sarge -- had us use heavy weights to build the muscles in our backs and chests. Picture us, about 10 ordinary middle-aged women, grunting and groaning in an old school gym. This, my friends, is the new girls' night out.

Moving Forward With Change: Part 2 in a Series to Create Lasting Health Change

Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D.

Sometimes I'm struck by the number of people who truly want to create change in their lives. You need only look at the success of weight loss programs...

Exercising Public Policy: Promoting Physical Activity in the Fight Against Depression

Joe S. Moore | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe S. Moore

A staggering one in 10 Americans suffer from depression. Exercise is one of the most pragmatic, cost-effective, and potentially accessible tools we have for helping to combat it.

The Not-So-Subtle Message You're Sending in That SoulCycle T-Shirt

Jessica Kane | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Kane

It's one thing to spend $165 for less than four hours of working out. It's another to walk around the city in a $58 flashy tank top that is essentially shouting "I have enough money to not only afford my rent, but to also spend $45 per hour to work out" to the world.

How To Know If You're Addicted To Exercise

SELF | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Working out every single day is good for you, right? For some women, it can become an unhealthy obsession.

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

No Time for Exercise? Let's Do the Math!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

The next time you don't think you have time for exercise, just take a look around at the very busy, dynamic successful individuals out there, from presidents and CEOs to legends like Arnold -- most manage time for exercise and are wise to do so.

These Workouts Are More Effective Than Running

The Active Times | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Running has become the unofficial go-to cardio workout. With so many benefits, there couldn't possibly be a better workout out there, right? Well, there just might be a more effective workout for you.

What Weightlifting For Just 20 Minutes Does To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.03.2014 | Science

You may be surprised by what a quick workout session can do for your brain. It's no secret that weightlifting is good for you -- from building musc...

Sitting Is the New Smoking: Ways a Sedentary Lifestyle Is Killing You

The Active Times | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The ticking clock and furious patter of computer keys are staples in offices around the world. Regardless of specific business, offices share many sim...

5 Simple Steps To A Sharper Memory

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Spending your precious time worrying about everything can be dealt with through mindfulness based stress reduction or MSBR. You can reach that state through meditation and it's extremely helpful in lowering blood pressure and minimizing the effects of depression. 

Moves Guaranteed to Get You Your Best Butt Ever

The Active Times | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The butt is a powerful tool. The muscles in our backsides help with everything from climbing stairs to running marathons and that's just the beginning.

How To Get Out Of An Exercise Rut

Chris Freytag | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

No one jumps out of bed in the morning, throws off the covers, and dashes off with excitement to do something they dread.

Tracking Your Progress for Health and Fitness Success

Angeles Burke | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

When you set new fitness goals, the initial determination and enthusiasm to stay on track seems never-ending. Yet as the weeks go on, you may notice that you begin slipping up and losing focus. At this time it becomes imperative to make changes in order to maintain adherence to your program and reach your goals.

Sport For All Campaign Needed to Attack Health Crisis

Ken Reed | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The U.S. is considered a sports-mad country but what we're really crazy about is sitting on our couches watching elite athletes play sports on our HDTVs. It's time to get out and play the games ourselves. Tennis. Basketball. Volleyball. Soccer. Whatever the sport, it's time to participate instead of watching from the sidelines.

5 Easy Ways You Can Burn 100 Calories in 10 Minutes

The Active Times | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The following list of exercises will likely help you rack up a significant calorie burn in about 10 minutes. If you kick up the intensity and go all out, you might even be able to burn more than 100 calories. It all depends on how hard you work.

How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go. We live to travel. Every day we live is a travel day, even in our normal routines and daily schedules.

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Greater life balance lies within your reach. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that small investments of time in the right places can transform your well-being and relationships.